- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Questions
- Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 20:18:52 +1100
<quote who="Aleksey Sanin">
> I would feel very bad if at one day GPL license became a requirement for
> any GNOME project.
Software in the GNOME Developer Platform must be licensed under the LGPL or
compatible licenses , whilst software in the Desktop, Fifth Toe, Office,
and Hacker Tools releases must be licensed under the GPL or compatible
This is a long-standing 'policy' for software that the GNOME Project itself
authors and distributes.
... Free Software is _what we do_!
 Those that allow proprietary software to build upon the GNOME platform.
libxml2/libxslt are good examples of Developer Platform libraries that are
not LGPL'ed -> they were re-released under the MIT License so other projects
(such as XFree86) could make use of them.
chown -R us:us yourbase
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